As fears grow over whether or not the Knicks can sign Kevin Durant in free agency this summer, they could pursue Hornets guard Kemba Walker.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks, Mavericks and Lakers are going to be very interested in Walker if the Hornets decide not to at least give him a fifth year in a super max contract worth $221 million.
Wojnarowski notes that the Hornets could be shifting toward a rebuild if they decide against re-signing Walker.
SNY's Ian Begley reported over the weekend that opposing execs believes that if Walker were not to return to Charlotte, the Knicks would not be a likely outcome for the point guard.
The Knicks would certainly have reason to be interested in Walker, even before the Durant injury, with reports of Kyrie Irving leaning toward joining the Nets.
The Knicks also plan to be aggressive in pursuing Kawhi Leonard, as Begley reported, and at least still seem to be in the mix to make a trade for Pelicans center Anthony Davis, although New Orleans has not been enamored with any offer by the Knicks.